More over in the line In the wagon where the bread had landed a battle had

More over in the line in the wagon where the bread

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what has cause him to become emotionally dead on the inside, despite his constant yearning for freedom. More over in the line “In the wagon where the bread had landed, a battle had ensued. Men were hurling themselves against each other, trampling, tearing at and mauling each other.”, the lack of life is expressed here by these men. These men have been traumatized and dehumanized to the point where their actions reflect that of animals. Elie is forced to see men killing each other just to survive on scraps and that imagine will never leave Wiesel’ s mind. Elie is reminded again of the constant theme of death, these men may be physically alive but internally these men possess the minds and hearts of a dead men. Death has caused these men to commit actions no sane human would ever do, which is also expressed in the final line of Elie Wiesel’s narrative. The statement made by Elie Wiesel at the end of the narrative when he is looking at his reflection is not felt overnight, it is constructed over the countless sights of death he saw, over the dehumanizing events that he experienced. Elie Wiesel may have survived the holocaust physically, but he will never escape the emotional pain he has by what he has been through.

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